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Aeon to use facial recognition at 80 China self-serve stores

Smart supermarkets anticipate customer purchases upon store entry

Facial recognition technology is already being used by various businesses in China, including a hotel run by Alibaba. (Photo by Yusho Cho)

TOKYO -- Aeon, Japan's largest retailer by sales, will soon debut a chain of self-serve smart stores in China that can anticipate what a customer will buy upon entering the establishment.

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